K. D. Muir Blog

The Human Engine 0

The Human Engine

The Human Body is a remarkable thing. Now I must say mine is far from remarkable and since I slipped a disc I’m a tad limited. However, even I can maximize my physical output...

Target Acquired 5

Target Acquired

Writing is an art form like the painting of portraits and the composition of music and, in that sense, it cannot be rushed. However, nobody wants to be putting the finishing touches to a...

Something of Note… 2

Something of Note…

I’m well rested after two weeks under the Sardinian sun and I can finally get down to nailing a first draft and getting some submissions ready for little old New Zealand. While I was...

A Thorn in Our Side 0

A Thorn in Our Side

Sports have not yet really featured in any of my posts but considering I have just written a book on New Zealand’s national game its probably a good idea. I have thought of someone...

A Welcome Perspective 5

A Welcome Perspective

It’s time to share another bit of acquired knowledge with any writers out there. I don’t claim to know all there is to know but when I happen upon something fundamental or in this...

Coffee v Tea 10

Coffee v Tea

‘Molly, my sister, and I fell out, And what do you think it was about? She loved coffee and I loved tea, And that was the reason we couldn’t agree.’ That is one of...

Six Boats, Two of them Sisters. 8

Six Boats, Two of them Sisters.

So the Titanic has just reached a century sunk and it got me pondering all things maritime in recent days. I’ve always been interested in feats of engineering and at the time Titanic was...

Russian Winter 2

Russian Winter

What is the opposite of an Indian Summer? That seems to be what Ireland is experencing at the moment. While I’ll admit that these are temperate climes and the likes of Canada and Russia...

Home is Where Your Pillow is… 2

Home is Where Your Pillow is…

Last year I applied to be an Enumerator for the Irish Census. I had some time free in the evenings and thought it might be good for the CV. So I went down to...

Square Brackets 4

Square Brackets

Right, I’ve embarked on the last episode of my latest work, so I’m in a generous mood. I’m prepared to share what little knowledge I have of writing, starting with the most important tool...